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GDoN “Majestic in scale; dazzlingly sunny” edition

by Prince Of Petworth February 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm 3 Comments

639 East Capitol St SE

This house is located at 639 East Capitol Street, SE. The MRIS listing says:

“ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A GLORIOUS CAPITOL HILL ESTATE…all IN THE SHADOW OF THE U. S. CAPITOL! Extraordinary grounds (128 x 27). 2 story CARRIAGE HOUSE/GARAGE! Majestic in scale; dazzlingly sunny; embassy-scaled room proportions; designed for gracious living and incomparable entertaining–formal or casual. Magnificent gardens. Close to EVERYTHING IMPORTANT! SIMPLY DIVINE!”


You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/2 full/2 half baths is going for $2,995,000.

  • That Man A

    walk by this house daily and always wanted to see the inside (itswider than any others on the block)
    can i just have the carriage house… id live there happily

  • wdc

    My stuff would look so good in that house.

  • Rich

    The bar for estate seems very low in Capitol Hill. The Rockefellers’ house in Crestwood usually is described as the last estate in DC and the land area is large enough that the house is never visible even with bare trees in winter. The GI Bill houses where I grew-up were sited on lots twice the size of this house. Embassy-sized rooms seems more off putting than what the photos reveal.

    All that aside–it looks elegant, largely well preserved and also like a place that someone might actually find comfortable to live-in.


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